On this day 2001: The #Braves acquired Julio Franco from the Mexico City Tigers. He had just one MLB at-bat since 1997 but was leading the Mexican League with a .437 AVG. Franco, who was 42 years old, batted .300 in 25 games for Atlanta and would play 6 more big league seasons. pic.twitter.com/rLIEAVNBgi

— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) August 31, 2021